I am actually a little surprised and baffled that the topic of cannabis and healing isn’t way more sought-after, discussed and experimentally researched. As a recent Reiki teacher (since Sept. 2018) and long time Spiritual researcher/practitioner (since March 1998) who has implemented cannabis as a sacrament into my practices for many years (since 1999) highly value the ease of harnessing higher consciousness/ super consciousness and “downloaded” information/ knowledge/ wisdom/ insights/ prophecies, far beyond temporal understanding, especially healing related.
This was made blatantly apparent to my consciousness the first time I smoked cannabis before a regular daily mediation session. I would advise anyone to learn to meditate first without cannabis and then micro-dose (taking a very, very small amount) and little by little introduce cannabis and easily accessed/ activated higher Self/consciousness into your meditation practices to see/experience the above-mentioned downloads for yourself.
Personally, in learning how to get the optimum benefits from cannabis and meditation I had to research/develop with the learning curve being more trial and error based, with instantaneous corrective measures. Until I started mindfully paying very close attention and staying observant of every nuance possible to detect while in altered and higher states of awareness/consciousness as a result of cannabis usage during Spiritual practices, did it all start to click. Literally, once I felt comfortable in utilizing cannabis in my practices did I start to expand contemplation of how healing and increased health benefits would come about with conscious cannabis utilization.
It was around this time (since 2000) as well that I started to incorporate cannabis use with daily yoga practice as well. Thanks to consistent, dedicated practices of daily meditation and yoga respectively, incorporating cannabis as a sacrament became very natural and rewarding. As I continued these practices, I became more eager to want to share this exciting development, simply because the benefits and after-effects were such that I felt I couldn’t continue enjoying this without at least sharing it, but with whom and how?
Thankfully, fortunately and finally mainstream society decided to change its biased stance against cannabis, however the intentions behind this change of heart seems suspect. In regards to if whether decriminalization/legalization of the medicinal plant Cannabis sativa is based upon simply greed.
As the healthful therapeutic benefits have always been with us as well as within us. Known as cannabinoids, a powerful group of health-enhancing natural compounds chemically similar to your body’s endocannabinoids. Cannabinoids are in oils, edibles, tinctures, capsules just to name a few of the ways it is ingested. Allowing for interactions with your mind and body’s cannabinoid receptors. Having direct affect upon neurotransmitters in your brain. Neurotransmitters are naturally produced chemicals responsible for relaying messages between cells’ pain tolerance, immune functions, stress levels, and sleep benefits along with a vast range of functions in maintaining optimum health. With the two main cannabinoids being tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). Also, the two most powerful dual agents for cannabis’ active healing effects. THC, the main psychoactive compound in cannabis that gives you the high feeling. CBD is an oil derived and second (THC is first) most prevalent of the active ingredients in cannabis taking a very small dose, with significant health benefits including inflammation/pain relief.
Studies continue to reveal an ever-expanding plethora of biological benefits.
Today I feel confident in saying if cannabis being consumed (smoking/vaping/edibles/tea) is grown non-GMO and cultivated with proper intentions holds a higher energy than whatever is being mass produced for profits only. I am an advocate for the option of using cannabis along with regular Reiki treatment sessions because of heighten and enhanced healing benefits. For practitioners/seekers interested in implementing cannabis in their Reiki practice, I would suggest a great way to become familiar with Reiki during states of altered/higher consciousness, is to start with micro-dosing cannabis and practicing the Gassho meditation for 10 minutes building up to 20 minutes. This will help orientate your Spirit/soul/mind/heart/body, Reiki and cannabis’ active ingredients into your Self healing and/or healing practices, naturally. Progressing forward with only positive intentions I will continue to research/experiment/develop my practice & relationship between Reiki and cannabis, and offer a cannabis-friendly option in my Reiki treatments/practices.
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Writeously is a certified Reiki Master/Teacher, a shamanic practitioner, and an avid (Yoruba-inspired) Spiritual practitioner. He shares powerful, daily astrologically-aligned, herbal magick/aromatherapy and also serves as functional wisdom. He makes it an integral part of his overall intentional daily continuous seeking/studies/practitionership.